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The Travelling Ark sails into Thackeray Lodge

The Ark was delivered to Thackeray Lodge at the meeting on 7th December by the Commander of Herbert Fuller Royal Ark Mariner Lodge, Tony Wilcox.

left to right - The Scribe of Thackeray and stand in SW - Ian Strickland, Commander - Neil Hurcum, Provincial Grand Master, One of Thackeray's latest members Peter Shipp is Provincial Banner Bearer for the evening, Tony Wilcox - Commander 128 and a startled looking stand in Junior Warden - Pat Morrrisey.

As the photo illustrates it was the night of the stand-ins! But Herbert Fuller Lodge came to the rescue with no less than 13 members of the Lodge accompanying the Commander and the Traveling Ark on the journey from Wincanton to Clevedon for the evening. All present regarded it as an excellent example of the value of the Travelling Ark in terms of bringing Lodges together. The raffle at the Festive Board raised £261, which was given by the Commander of Thackeray to the Commander of Herbert Fuller for charitable use of their choosing. Even the PGM got in on the stand in list as Working Tool presenter !

Report by Ian Strickland Photo by an undisclosed operator of Pat Morrisey's camera!

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